Lorimer, James. The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of Separate Political Communities. Originally published: Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1883, 1884. 2 volumes. xviii, 449; xx, [ii], 620 pp. Reprinted 2005, 2014 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775164. ISBN-10: 1584775165. Hardcover. New. $64.95 * Lorimer's Institutes, a system of international law based on the law of nature, is notable for its elitism, racism and support of colonialism. It assumes a hierarchy of nations based on cultural attainment, a rationale that entitles "civilized" nations to ignore the sovereignty of their "primitive" counterparts. Influential in Europe, this treatise offered a sophisticated argument that complemented the work of continental imperialists. JAMES LORIMER [1818-1890] was Regius Professor of Public Law at the University of Edinburgh and a founder of the Institute of International Law.
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